NBC ordered four new comedy pilots Wednesday, including projects from Chelsea Handler and Whitney Cummings.
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea is based on Handler's best-selling book of the same name. Inspired by the life of the E! late-night host, the comedy follows a group of twentysomethings — led by an outspoken young woman — living and working together. Handler will serve as an executive producer along with Tom Werner, Mike Clements (Life and Times of Tim) and Tom Brunelle. Julie Larson (Rent) and Dottie Dartland Zicklin (Dharma & Greg) wrote the pilot.
Cougar Town may be about to disappear from TV schedules for two months, but no need to start binge drinking merlot just yet. Days after ABC renewed the comedy for a third season, the stars and executive producers welcomed reporters to its Los Angeles set to preview what's coming up next for the cul-de-sac crew. In between gazing at Big Carl revealing which star is the best at Penny Can (Ian Gomez says Josh Hopkins is the one to beat), the cast and crew discussed Jules and Grayson's next big obstacle, Bobby's love life and the cliff-hanger ahead for...
Did the Parents Television Council uproar topple Skins?
MTV's racy teen drama drew 1.6 million viewers in its second airing Monday — a staggering 52 percent drop in viewership from the 3.3 million viewers who tuned in for its debut a week before.
Skins creator on U.S. controversy: "Sometimes the truth can be painful"
The American remake of the U.K. hit, which features frank depictions of teen sex and drug use, drew controversy almost immediately after...
Rhonda Aikman, Troy Aikman
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman and his wife, Rhonda Aikman, have separated, The Dallas Morning News reports.
"This has been a difficult decision for Rhonda and me, but after 10 years of marriage we have decided to separate," Aikman told the newspaper. "We remain deeply committed to our children and respectfully ask that...
ABC greenlit four pilots Tuesday, including one following Pan Am pilots in the '60s and another re-imagining writer Edgar Allen Poe as a detective.
Pan Am is described as a prime time soap chronicling the adventures of stewardesses and pilots during the Jet Age of the late '50s and early '60s. Jack Orman (ER) wrote the pilot and will executive produce with Nancy Hult Ganis and Tommy Schlamme (The West Wing). Schlamme will direct the pilot.
NBC developing drama set in Playboy clubs
Following the critical and commercial success of...
Simon Davies and Tomas Cederlund
The Oprah Winfrey Network is taking a page from ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and launching its own prime time home makeover series.
Home Takeover with Simon & Tomas will follow famed Scandinavian interior designers Simon Davies and Tomas Cederlund as they journey across America to transform décor-challenged homes into...